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South Carolina tourism Web site gets $500,000 upgrade

...listening and responding to what it sees you request."The $500,000 is part of the department's $12 million advertising budget.Between January and June, the department's existing Web site had 1.8 million visitors ? up 20 percent from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-04/south-carolina-tourism-web
Mazda stays sporty with crossover SUV

...three 12-volt power outlets and 5.8-inch color display touchscreen.Japan-based Mazda doesn't have the advertising budget that bigger car companies do, so many shoppers aren't aware of the CX-9. Its sales in the United States through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-07-03/mazda-stays-
The Coupon Lady: About bar codes

...changing or removing the expiration date. Coupons have expiration dates because coupons are a part of manufacturers' advertising budget, and they need the coupons to be redeemed so that the actual money redeemed can be accounted for in quarterly bookkeeping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2012-07-19/coupon-lady-
Izod new title sponsor for IRL

...announcements in the history of the IndyCar series." The agreement comes at a time when many companies are trimming advertising budgets. Izod became the IRL's apparel sponsor IRL in 2008 and sponsored driver Ryan Hunter-Reay . He won at Watkins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/06/nas_554662.shtml
Nascar
Aikenite prepares for race of career

...the city and its reputation as a thoroughbred training center. "The Aiken Chamber of Commerce, no matter their advertising budget, could not get the amount of impressions that he will generate," Campbell said. "It's a good name to say...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/05/oth_554550.shtml
Other sports
Who lives in a... carrot under the sea?

...produce operations, which tend to be smaller, simply are not able to pay for big-time animated characters. The advertising budget for Stonyfield Farm, for instance, is a fraction of the ad budget of big food corporations, even though it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/15/foo_458670.shtml
Food
Fast food apple buys could be boon for growers

...said. "Processors such as ours can struggle for years, or work at it for years, getting the word out. With the advertising budget that the McDonald's, the Arby's, others can bring to the table, it can raise the awareness of sliced apples...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/02/bus_451904.shtml
Business
TV-Turnoff Week invites you to go without television

...who hasn't owned a TV since 1980, says he has sold 40,000 units, primarily through his Web site, despite an advertising budget of zero. The product seems to tickle the fancy of those who learn about it (including the media, which have given...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/22/tel_451060.shtml
Television
Corporate tax break won't necessarily boost hiring

...companies aren't required to ramp up spending in the permitted areas. That means a company with a $500 million advertising budget can use repatriated money to cover those costs, which would then free up the $500 million that it had originally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/14/bus_442768.shtml
Business
Aflac hoping duck can boost sales

...entire year before. Now, household awareness of the duck is 90 percent in the U.S., Aflac has increased its advertising budget from $30 million in 2000 to $50 million in 2004 and insures more than 40 million people worldwide, though sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/05/bus_439023.shtml
Business